Wallabies Win By A Whisker Against Welsh

by Brendan Bradford - The illustrious career of Wallabies second-row stalwart Nathan Sharpe has come to a fairy-tale end with a last gasp 14-12 win over a heartbroken Welsh side at Millennium Stadium. A Kurtley Beale try – the only five-pointer of the match – 20-seconds from full-time stole an unlikely victory for the Wallabies who had been contained if not outplayed for most of the game. After throwing away two sure victories in Melbourne and Sydney in the June internationals earlier this year, last minute lapses are becoming worryingly commonplace for this Welsh side which has now been beaten by the Wallabies six times in the last 13-months. Sentimentality for Sharpe’s swansong aside, it was an uninspiring match marred by a high penalty count, wanton kicking, poor decision-making and even worse execution by both sides. Although they end their Spring Tour
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